As we go through life, we accumulate a lot of “stuff” that may be useful or sentimental, but we may not have enough space in our dwellings to store it all. This is where having self storage facilities in the Gauteng area can help ease the load and clear the clutter, storing your possessions until you need them next.
A self storage facility offers storage space (in a storage lot) for month to month rent for businesses as well as individuals. You can choose to use the space for a short period of time or a longer period of time and there are a variety of storage sizes to suit your particular needs.
The option of self storage means that you keep your goods in the unit yourself and you are the only person who has a key to the unit containing your belongings. You can check on your belongings or add or remove things at any time as you have access to the unit whenever you need to during normal work hours. The operator of the self storage facility will be able to protect your possessions by providing you with a special licence agreement.
What kind of items can I store?
Seeing as you have access to the unit, you can store any legal items that you need to.
For most people, the possessions can include:
- Paper and documents
- Excess store stock
- Office and other records
- Vehicles and trailers
- Purchases bought in bulk
- Sporting Equipment
This list is just an example of some of the typical items kept in a self-storage facility, although there are some general restrictions applied to what can and cannot be stored.
Where can I find a self storage facility in Gauteng?
SA Self Storage
This company offers both large (80 square metres) and small (one square metre) storage units, located close to the Sandton CBD. For your property’s protection, SA Self Storage units are guarded by 24 hour armed response to keep them safe. Additionally, all units (no matter the size) are insulated and painted to protect against dust and water damage.
To help you calculate what size space you need, you can visit the website and use the space calculator and space estimator tools to help you. Consultants are also available to provide you with a quote and an estimate based on your unique storage needs.
Stor-Age Self Storage
As one of the leading self storage facilities in the country, Stor-Age offer not only units, but a free transportation service for your goods as well as an insurance scheme. The Stor-Age Insurance scheme allows you to insure your stored possessions against any loss, damage or theft.
To prevent anything from happening to your goods, however, units are kept secure, dry, and clean to your added peace of mind. Consultants can also help to tailor a storage package to suit your needs, taking into account your budget, length of stay, and capacity.
Rent-A-Store is a private company with both domestic and commercial units that has been in the storage industry for over a decade. Along with vast experience in self storage, the company also offers a free move-in transport service, helping you to move your stored goods. Rent-A-Store locations can be found throughout Gauteng. Visit their website to find the site closest to you.
Whichever company you choose to use, all offer you exclusive use of the storage space you rent. This means that no one else’s possessions will ever be stored with yours unless you put them there yourself. While the unit is in use it will never be moved and will remain in the same fixed area. Because the storage unit or area is secured, only you have access to it and can transfer goods in and out the unit as you please.
As long as the storage sites are open (usually normal office hours), you are able to have unrestricted and unlimited access to your rented unit. And with the security measures applied in most storage facilities, your items are probably safer stored away from your home than if they were stored in your home.